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GP PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY – Godolphin Health (Praze & Connor Downs Surgery)

Hours: 7 sessions per week
Salary: to be determined
Closing date: 31/08/2022


This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and forward-thinking surgery, due to the upcoming retirement of one of the full-time partners.

Located in beautiful West Cornwall, Praze & Connor Downs Surgeries (soon to be re-branded Godolphin Health) offer general medical services to our growing list of 7800 patients and dispense to 65% of them across both sites.

Our practice takes pride in delivering high quality, compassionate care whilst maintaining sustainable working conditions for the whole team and thriving as a business.

This has been recently substantiated by a CQC report, confirming that we provide a safe, effective and well lead service to our patients (rated good overall).

We currently offer a fantastic multidisciplinary team comprising 3 full-time partners, 4 salaried GPs, 2 advanced nurse practitioners, 3 practice nurses and 2 HCAs.

We work out from 2x large purpose-built surgeries, 1x owned by LIFT based at Praze and the other owned by the partnership, based at Connor Downs. They are separated by 4 miles of rural countryside.

Besides our well-established web-based EMIS & Ardens and Docman programmes, Godolphin Health were early adopters of Klinik, an AI triage platform which has safely enabled us to completely transform the way we work. Subsequently, over 80% of our practice population initially contact us on-line, allowing the remaining more vulnerable patients to be contacted by telephone. Further, we offer 20 minute F2F consultations across the board, supported by 15 minute telephone/AccuRx slots. Typically, you would have 10-11x patient contact slots each morning and afternoon and home visits would be restricted no more than 1 per week

As a partner, the clinical commitment is both very manageable and variable, with triage, acute, chronic, management and research sessions available throughout a given week.

Currently, a full-time partnership post attracts 7x sessions per week. Flexibility, however, can be accommodated with any new potential partner, who has a wide-ranging skill set.

All partners have 7 weeks holiday each year, with an additional 1 week allocated for study leave.

We are an established GP training practice, currently hosting 3x GP registrars, of which the majority are ST-3 placements. All 3x of our GP partners are established GP trainers. We have a good reputation for providing a supportive and dynamic package of GP training, specifically for those individuals who are seeking a fellowship post, after securing their MRCGP qualification.
We also provide Physician Associate training for Plymouth University, specifically for 2-year students who are looking to further development their primary care roles within a PCN.

We are a member of North Kerrier (West) PCN which comprises of 1x other surgery namely
Carn to Coast Health Centre, which collectively provides a full range of supplemental primary care staff, for its growing patient population (currently approx. 38,000).

Godolphin Health are well represented within this tight well-run PCN and so have already embedded a variety of ARR’s roles, including clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, social prescribers, first contact physiotherapists, physicians associate, mental health practitioners and paramedics, into our own primary care team.

Considered as a ‘jewel in our crown’, Godolphin Health also provides the clinical research hub for Mounts Bay Medical Ltd., a network of nine Cornish GP practices working together to deliver primary care clinical research……….. at scale.

Mounts Bay Medical Ltd., is the largest primary care clinical research provider in the UK, focusing upon pivotal phase 3+4 studies. Recent trial work includes definitive childhood immunisation programmes and innovative C-19 treatment regimes, contracted by the NHS and which notably have secured publications with NEJM and BMJ.

As a partner you will have the opportunity to be involved as an investigator and to support the running of hub at Connor Downs Surgery. Previous experience of clinical research in primary care would be an advantage but is not a requirement as full training would be given. It should be noted that MBM hub based at Connor Downs Surgery, attracts a top-slice which secures a significant additional income stream for the Godolphin Health partnership.

To apply for this job please contact:

Alyson Wynn (HR Manager)

Praze GP Surgery

[email protected]